Robert Seibert

Knox College
Professor, Political Science

Robert Seibert holds the Robert W. Murphy Chair in Political Science and International Relations at Knox College. He is chair of the program in Integrated International Studies and co-chair of the Knox College Center for Global Studies. A specialist in comparative politics and political communication, he has traveled and studied in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, the U.A.E., Oman, Israel, Syria, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Spain. He is co-author of "Politics and Change in the Middle East" (Prentice-Hall, 2004). Dr. Seibert was the resident political analyst for KWQC-TV, Channel 6, in Davenport, Iowa, from 1986 – 2007. In summer 2002, he ran a seminar, “Islam: the Fundamentals,” for the Illinois Humanities Council and teachers from the Middle West and Germany. In August 2002 he was appointed the Co-Director of the Center for Global Studies and the College Liaison for Governmental Affairs.


Areas of Expertise

Politics of the Middle East, Introduction to Islam, U.S. Foreign Policy


Countries Covered

Gulf Countries, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Iraq


Potential Lecture Topics

  • "Politics of the Middle East"
  • "Introduction to Islam"
  • "U.S. Foreign Policy"